AFCAT Exam 2024 Notification Out, Exam Date, Vacancy, Eligibility, Apply Online

AFCAT Exam 2024: The Indian Air Force published the AFCAT 2024 notification on December 1, 2023, for the course commencing in January 2025. Candidates can apply online for 317 posts for Group ‘A’ Gazetted Officers in Flying & Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) branches. The last date for submission of AFCAT 2024 application form at or is December 30, 2023,

All graduate candidates who are at least 20 years of age or more can apply for AFCAT 2024 recruitment process. Therefore, candidates must be well acquainted with the AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 before applying for this post. Get direct link to download AFCAT 2024 Notification PDF link with exam dates, eligibility, selection process, pattern etc.

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AFCAT Exam 2024

AFCAT Exam 2024 Notification Out

IAF has released the AFCAT 2024 notification and application form on the official website. Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted twice a year by the Indian Air Force to recruit eligible candidates for Group ‘A’ gazetted officers in flying and ground duty (technical and non-technical) branches.

AFCAT Notification 2024 pdf was released on November 18, 2023. All registered candidates can apply online for AFCAT 2024 registration from December 1, 2023 at or

Those who are willing to appear in the AFCAT 2024 exam must satisfy all the AFCAT eligibility criteria to avoid rejection of their applications, selection will be made on the basis of their performance in the written test and AFSB exam. However, selection will be purely provisional, subject to fulfillment of the specified eligibility conditions. Get direct link to download AFCAT 2024 Notification PDF on this page.

AFCAT Exam 2024 Overview

Exam Conducting Body Indian Air Force
AFCAT Full Form Air Force Common Admission Test
Post Name Flying Branch
Ground Duty (Technical) Branch
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch
Frequency Twice a Year
AFCAT 2024 Vacancy 317
AFCAT 2024 Notification Status Out (Download)
Exam Level National
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Selection Process Written Exam
AFSB Interview
Medical Exam
Official Website

AFCAT 2024 Important Dates

AFCAT 1 application form dates have been disclosed in AFCAT 1 2024 PDF. The online application link for AFCAT 1 2024 notification is active from December 1 to December 30, 2023, available at or It is important to keep in mind the important dates of AFCAT 1 Notification to prevent any ignoring of the important deadlines. Given below are the important dates that should be kept in mind for AFCAT 1 2024 exam.

Events AFCAT 2024 Dates
AFCAT 2024 Notification Release Date November 18, 2023 
AFCAT Application Release Date December 1, 2023 (11:00 AM)
Last Date to Submit AFCAT application form December 30, 2023 (11:00 PM)
AFCAT Admit Card 2024 January 30, 2024
AFCAT 2024 Exam Date February 16, 17, & 18, 2024
AFCAT Result Date 2024 To be updated soon
AFSB 2024 Notification To be updated soon
AFCAT 2024 Merit List To be updated soon
AFSB 2024 Interview Dates To be updated soon
AFCAT Final Result To be updated soon
Course Commencing January 2025

AFCAT 2024 Vacancy

AFCAT vacancy details have been released by IAF through official AFCAT 2024 notification PDF. Thus, candidates must analyze the AFCAT Notification 2024 carefully to understand the selection process, vacancy details and other exam requirements. For the ease of candidates check the AFCAT 2024 vacancy distribution for all the posts given below.

AFCAT Vacancy 2024 Details
Entry Branch AFCAT 2024 Vacancies
Men (SSC) Women (SSC) 
AFCAT Entry Flying 28 10
Ground Duty (Technical) AE(L): 104

AE(M): 45

AE(L): 11

AE(M): 5

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Weapon Systems (WS) Branch: 15

Admin: 44

LGS: 11

Accts: 11

Edn: 5

Met: 9

Weapon Systems (WS) Branch: 2

Admin: 6

LGS: 2

Accts: 2

Edn: 2

Met: 2

NCC Special Entry Flying 10% seats from CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats from AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

AFCAT Exam 2024 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates must fulfill the required eligibility criteria as mentioned in the AFCAT 1 2024 Notification PDF based on age limit and educational qualification. Candidates must be a citizen of India as per Indian Citizenship Act 1955 and must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course and as permitted during the training. The educational qualification and age limit for Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches is discussed here.

Parameters Eligibility Criteria 
Education Qualification Flying Branch & Ground Duty (Non-technical)- The candidate must have scored a minimum 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a three-year graduation degree OR a BE/BTech degree with a minimum of 60% from a recognized university.
Ground Duty (Technical)- i)Aeronautical engineering (Electronics)(AE(L)): The candidate must have scored a minimum 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a degree in graduation/post-graduation in the field of engineering & technology from a recognized university.
Age Limit (as on 01/01/2025) Flying Branch- 20 to 24 years (Candidate must have born between 02/01/2001 to 01/01/2005)
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical)- 20 to 26 years (Candidate must have born between 02/01/1999 to 01/01/2005)
Martial Status Candidates must be a unmarried person at the time of commencement of the course but marriage is not permitted during training
Nationality Candidate must be a India Citizen as per Indian citizenship act, 1955.

How To Apply for AFCAT 1 2024

All the candidates applying for AFCAT 1 2024 application form should follow the steps given below:

  • Start by visiting the official website
  • Go to the “New” section and click on the link provided.
  • A new window will open; Enter your login details as necessary.
  • Complete the application form ensuring that all the required documents are uploaded.
  • Now Download the confirmation page then retain a hard copy for future reference.

AFCAT 1 2024 Notification Application Fee

To register for AFCAT 1 exam 2024, an online examination fee of Rs 550/- + GST (non-refundable) for AFCAT entry (not applicable for NCC special entry) will be paid online. Examination fee can be paid through payment gateway using credit/debit card/net banking.

Category Fee
All Candidates Rs 550/-
Mode Online

AFCAT 2024 Selection Process

AFCAT 1 selection process 2024 is released through the official AFCAT 2024 notification. Candidates must obtain passing marks in all the selection stages mentioned in the AFCAT Notification 2024 to be eligible for appointment to the post.

To crack the AFCAT 2024 exam in one attempt, enroll for PW AFCAT online coaching. With experienced teachers, interactive online classes, great study materials and regular practice sessions, this course will strengthen AFCAT preparation. AFCAT 2024 selection process consists of the following steps, such as:

Online Written Exam
  • Question Type: Objective Type
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Maximum Mark: 300
  • Subject: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Aptitude and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
  • Marking scheme: +3 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark for each incorrect answer.
AFSB Testing
  • Phase I: On the first day, Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and Discussion Test will be conducted.
  • Phase II: A psychological test will be conducted on the first day (evening), and group testing and interviews will begin followed by document scrutiny for the next five days.
  • For Flying Branch: A Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) will be administered to recommended candidates only.
Final Merit List Candidates will be included in the merit list based on the total marks obtained by them in the written examination and AFSB tests.
Medical Examination

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2024

The AFCAT 1 2024 exam pattern is prescribed by the IAF in the AFCAT notification. AFCAT 2024 candidates will have to take an online MCQ test of 300 marks in which 100 questions will be asked from various subjects such as General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning and Military Aptitude.

Candidates applying for Ground Duty Technical Branch will have to appear in the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) in which questions are asked from subjects such as Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics. EKT consists of 50 questions (150 marks). Check the table given below for more AFCAT Exam Pattern 2024.

AFCAT 2024 Exam Pattern




Number of Questions



General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, Military Aptitude

120 minutes



EKT (For Ground Duty Technical Branch only)

Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics

45 minutes



AFCAT 2024 Syllabus

The officials will release AFCAT Syllabus 2024 through official AFCAT 2024 notification. This will help them to understand the topics that can be asked in the exam and the exact paper requirements as prescribed in the official AFCAT notification.

AFCAT 1 2024 syllabus includes four subjects: i.e. English, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude, and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. Take a look at the subject-wise syllabus for AFCAT 2024 online examination below.

Subject AFCAT Syllabus 2024
  • Comprehension
  • Detect Error in Sentence
  • Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word
  • Synonym/ Antonym
  • Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Analogy, Sentence Rearranging
  • Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution
General Awareness
  • History
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • National & International Organisations
  • Art & Culture
  • Personalities
  • Environment & Ecology
  • Indian Polity, Economy
  • Basic Science Based Knowledge
  • Science & Technology
  • Current Affairs (National & International)
  • Defence
Numerical Ability
  • Decimal Fraction
  • Time and Work
  • Average/ Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams)
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Probability
  • Number System & Number Series
  • Mixture & Allegation Rules
  • Clocks.
Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

AFCAT 1 2024 Admit Card

All registered candidates can download AFCAT 2024 Admit Card two weeks before the commencement of the exam. AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2024 will be released on January 30, 2024. It is mandatory to bring hard copy of AFCAT Admit Card 2024 along with valid photo ID proof to the exam hall to participate in the exam.

They can access AFCAT Admit Card 2024 only from the official website or direct link provided below. Follow the steps given below to easily download AFCAT 1 2024 Admit Card.

  • Go to official AFCAT website.
  • On the homepage, click “AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2024”.
  • Enter correct credentials in login portal.
  • The admit card will appear on the computer screen.
  • Download admit card or take a printout for future reference.

AFCAT 2024 Result

All registered candidates can download AFCAT Result 2024 few days after the end of the exam. The final AFCAT 1 2024 Result PDF will be created on the basis of total marks obtained in the written test and AFSB exam. Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in each selection round to be included in the AFCAT final merit list as mentioned in the AFCAT 2024 notification.

AFCAT 2024 Preparation Strategy

Cracking AFCAT 2024 exam is no easy task, but with extensive preparation they can succeed. Here is a list of best AFCAT preparation strategies to score good marks in the upcoming examination.

  • Being familiar with AFCAT 2024 syllabus and exam pattern will help them understand the exam format and the topics commonly asked in the exam.
  • Choose the best AFCAT books and study materials to cover the concepts of all important topics.
  • Attempt mock tests and past papers to check their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Revise the concepts regularly to retain all the information for a certain period.

Important Links

Apply Link Click Here
Download Notification Click Here
Official Website Link 1 & Link 2

FAQs (AFCAT Exam 2024)

When will AFCAT 2024 Notification release?

AFCAT 2024 notification was released on November 18, 2023, on the official website.

What are the application dates for AFCAT 2024 examination?

Candidates can apply online for AFCAT 2024 examination from December 1, 2023 (11:00 am) to December 30, 2023 (11:00 pm).

Who is eligible for AFCAT 2024 online form submission?

All graduate candidates who are 20 years of age or above are eligible to apply for the AFCAT 2024 recruitment process.

What is the AFCAT 2024 Selection Process?

AFCAT Selection Process 2024 consists of two stages i.e. Written Examination, AFSB Interview and Medical Examination.

What are the AFCAT 1 exam dates 2024?

AFCAT 1 exam dates 2024 are February 16, 17, and 18, 2024.

What is the application fee for AFCAT 1 2024 examination?

The application fee for AFCAT 1 2024 examination for all categories is Rs 550. However, candidates registering for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology are not required to pay.

What is the full form of AFCAT Examination?

AFCAT means Air Force Common Admission Test. Indian Air Force conducts AFCAT examination twice every year for the recruitment of Gazetted Officers. This is the most prestigious exam among the defense category exams.

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